In San Francisco Paulette Goddard is the principle guest at a cocktail party that also honored Irene de Bohus, (SF Chron, and 9.27.40)
Look magazine article by Chaplin, “I Made ‘The Great Dictator’ Because…”
Jerome Kern, Judy Garland, George M. Cohen, Irving Berlin at GGIE.
Editorial on “America First,” (SF Exam.)
Willkie shows up for “Wendell Willkie Day”, a Saturday, at the GGIE. (Treasure Island 1939-1940)
Frida writes Galka Shayer on St. Luke’s Hospital stationary. She says she has no tumor nor TB, but a kidney infection and feels better than last week. Still hasn’t seen the fresco. She says Rivera feels better here than in Mexico because of its lousy attitude.
Order of Eastern Star Day (Masonic) at GGIE.
Matt Barnes wins SF Art Association $250 Parilia Purchase Prize for “Lake Merced.” He also won medal. [So he’s still probably plastering.] (SF Chron, 9.18.40, page 12)
Frida sends a long letter on St. Luke's Hospital stationary to Anita Brenner telling her about medical problems and her relationship with Diego.
Mexican Independence Day. “Mexican Art in Review” at the Palace Of Fine Arts on Treasure Island. (SF Chron, p.16) [Rivera represented by two big nudes, “Landscape”, and “Lupe Marin.” Orozco, Kahlo, O’Gorman, Siqueiros, Izquierdo, Castellanos, Lozano, Castillo, also.]
HOY article, "La Respuesta de Siqueiros", a letter to the President of the Republic, defends Stalin and refers to “the eloquent degradation of Diego Rivera.”
Palace of Fine Arts Day at GGIE. This where the mural is being painted.
Look articles “The Hitler Nobody Knows” and “Will There Be A U.S.-Russian Alliance?”
“Dies To Probe Link of Bund and Klan”
“Willkie, Ford Confer; 1st Major Talk Monday” (SF Exam, p.4)
[“One policeman on duty with Willkie said that Ford, whose visit was surrounded with secrecy, wore a red, white, and blue Willkie button during the conference.”]